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Table 2 Characteristics of 15 – 24 year old males accessing chlamydia tests through the internet, GP and Community SRH services (2010)

From: Internet testing for Chlamydia trachomatisin England, 2006 to 2010

  All NCSP tests Internet GP SRH
  N % N % N % N %
Total number of tests 436,389   21,451   39,432   45,596  
Test result         
Positive 18,511 (4.2%) 1,740 (8.1%) 2,251 (5.7%) 4,504 (9.9%)
Age group         
15 18,405 (4%) 237 (1%) 901 (2%) 3,215 (7%)
16-19 232,692 (53%) 6,659 (31%) 14,283 (36%) 24,866 (55%)
20-24 185,292 (42%) 14,555 (68%) 24,248 (61%) 17,515 (38%)
Ethnicity         
White 235,570 (81%) 17,926 (91%) 20,976 (70%) 26,261 (78%)
Black 19,178 (7%) 499 (3%) 2,784 (9%) 4,002 (12%)
Asian 22,370 (8%) 519 (3%) 4,744 (16%) 1,488 (4%)
Chinese 1,121 (0%) 24 (0%) 335 (1%) 75 (0%)
Other 1,625 (1%) 59 (0%) 298 (1%) 194 (1%)
Mixed 9,667 (3%) 569 (3%) 950 (3%) 1,703 (5%)
Unknown 146,858   1,855   9,345   11,783  
Reports new sexual partner in past 3 months         
No 79,607 (43%) 6,537 (38%) 14,518 (55%) 7,913 (35%)
Yes 105,247 (57%) 10,647 (62%) 11,658 (45%) 14,883 (65%)
Unknown 251,535   4,267   13,256   22,800  
Reports >1 sexual partner in past 12 months         
No 73,104 (43%) 5,216 (32%) 13,830 (55%) 6,764 (32%)
Yes 98,597 (57%) 11,338 (68%) 11,144 (45%) 14,244 (68%)
Unknown 264,688   4,897   14,458   24,588  
IMD quintile         
1 (Most deprived) 109,663 (30%) 3,733 (18%) 10,837 (30%) 15,331 (37%)
2 87,123 (24%) 4,276 (21%) 9,525 (27%) 10,053 (24%)
3 69,344 (19%) 4,353 (21%) 6,186 (17%) 6,395 (16%)
4 55,567 (15%) 4,093 (20%) 4,571 (13%) 5,523 (13%)
5 (Least deprived) 45,781 (12%) 4,164 (20%) 4,495 (13%) 3,952 (10%)
Unknown 68,911   832   3,818   4,342  
  1. *Restricted to 71 programme areas (111 PCTs) using specific codes for tests accessed through the internet GP: General practice; SRH: Community sexual and reproductive health service.